Friday, February 19, 2010

Weekly Update

First off, how cool is it that Evan Lysacek took the gold last night in Mens' Figure Skating?  I could kick myself for going to bed early and missing his program.  I mean, I never figured he'd beat the big blond Russian.  Evan must've skated his ass off last night.

And now, onward to my less-stellar, but still worth mentioning, accomplishments for the week.  (Kind of an anti-climax after Evan, but... :shrug:)

After writing like crazy yesterday, I hit 10K for the week.  The end is near.  I've already blown past the word count for the first draft - as planned - and I still have 4.5 chapters left to rewrite.  The story is really coming together.  I almost made myself cry last night after rewriting Tryg's story.  Heh, you know it's good when you make yourself cry.  Ya know what I mean?

If I push hard, I should have this rewrite done by the end of February, and be ready to jump into basic polishing.  A few tweaks here, a few tightened sentences there and scrubbing away the typos should have me ready to send out to beta readers sometime in March.

In other news, I was outside smoking yesterday and one of my false start stories popped into my head - with a whole new plotline.  Hallelujah.  This one is another speculative piece and although I started it twice before, it never really got off the ground.  With this new idea, I think I can make it work.  Once I get done with DLN, I'll start this project over.  Maybe.  Unless something else comes up.  You never can tell with this brain of mine.

How are things in your world?  How are your WIPs working out?  Any new projects on the horizon?


  1. Yay for almost being done! Exciting! I get to be a beta reader, right?

    You already know how my WIP is going, lol.

  2. Congrats on moving through your novel so fast B.E. I'm envious.

    At this point I wonder if I'll ever finish the first draft of my MS. Tying everything together, unfolding the big plot twist etc, is tedious and time consuming... sigh. I'm soooo ready to be done with my first draft.

    FWIW, I landed a professional editor at a reasonable price. Hopefully this person will help to polish my draft until it shines(: Wishing you all the best with your novel.